TAG: Kids and Families

Americas Latino Eco Festival Poster

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the DAM

We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Denver Art Museum with special events and exhibitions. More

Fall Break

Saturday, October 17, 2015Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

On October 17, kick off fall break with the Americas Latino Eco-Festival Family Day celebrating the connections between Latino culture, art, and the environment. General admission is free for all ages on October 17.

In addition to the weekend, the Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes also will be available on Tuesday, October 20. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Fall Break activities are included in general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. More

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

For kids, an art museum can be a magical place, full of fascinating objects and exciting new discoveries. In August 2015, the 15 students in the DAM’s From Painting to Performance class had a unique chance to make that magic. In just four days, these kids brought art from the gallery to the stage, creating original plays inspired by museum artworks. More

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

Tips to Spark Your & Your Child's Imagination

This summer, parents and children came together for a Denver Art Museum class called Side-by-Side: Kids and Their Grown-ups Co-Creating. It got us thinking about new ideas for parents and children to explore the museum and engage with art together. Here are three activities that grown-ups and children enjoyed in the class that you and your kids can do together at the museum: More

In Bloom Gallery Game

Make Like a Bee & Buzz through In Bloom with Interactive Gallery Game

If you're visiting the museum with kids and looking for fun, interactive ways to engage with art, be sure to check out In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. More

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am4:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to partner with the Americas Latino Eco Festival for the free, one-day Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day designed to engage the community in creativity. The celebration is part of a three-day Denver-based Americas Latino Eco Festival, recognized as the largest multicultural event of its kind.

In addition to discussing environmental issues through art, the event aims to bring the issue to light with films, live performances, artist interactions, and activities for children. More

Create Playdate: Bold

Create Playdate: Bold

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to make your mark and be BOLD with art. Create art, read stories and play art games in the galleries. More

Spinzilla

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30am4:00pm.

Join us as local spinners team up for a friendly yarn-spinning competition. More

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16

The Denver Art Museum is saying “farewell” to Fox Games, an installation by Sandy Skoglund that has been on view since 2008. The de-installation will be no easy feat—Fox Games has over 700 pieces, each of which must be carefully catalogued and stored. In addition to the 28 foxes, dozens of tables and chairs, and custom vinyl flooring, the installation includes items that must be monitored for preservation: a mink stole, a taxidermy squirrel, and real bread painted by Skoglund to match the ruby red color palette of Fox Games. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Dale Dale Dale: The Magic of Piñata Art!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

Learn how to make one-of-a-kind piñatas with visual artist Isabel Medina from Aguascalientes, Mexico, and enjoy music and dance by “Ay Que Rico Chilpozo” Son Jarocho from Xalapa Veracruz.

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More

Free For Kids, sponsored by Scott Reiman & Kaiser Permanente

More Children Enjoy the DAM Thanks to the Free for Kids Program

Since the announcement in March of the Free for Kids Program, we have seen so many kids enjoying the Denver Art Museum’s exhibitions and programming...for free! Parents and teachers are thrilled. Check out one response we received:

Learning that the museum is free to kids helps encourage our families to visit-what a marvelous opportunity. This was a very enjoyable experience and I look forward to bringing groups back. More

Fox Tale Sunday

Fox Tale Sunday

Occurs on the second Sunday of every month through June. Next Occurs on

Bring your under 5-year-olds with the whole family, and join us on the second Sunday of the month (except July and August) for in-gallery performances by Buntport Theater starring Foxy and Shmoxy (inspired by the DAM’s artwork Fox Games) at 10:30 or 11:30 am.

Check in at the Family Activity Cart to get your special letter from the Fox Box and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required. More

Fun with Flowers

Fun with Flowers Artist Profiles

The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on spaces for visitors to get creative. In conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum is offering visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about flowers and bouquets on in the Flower Studio and on our plaza. More

Flower Studio

Flower Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day through October 11, 2015. Next Occurs on

Every day, visitors can find creative inspiration surrounded by abundant blooms in our hands-on artmaking space. Try out art materials, explore design styles, and experiment with techniques.

Meet local creatives and watch demonstrations of flower-inspired artmaking every weekend during In Bloom. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Summer of Flowers Kick-Off Weekend

Saturday, June 6, 2015Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Join us as we kick off a summer celebrating flowers with a weekend full of activities!

All activities are included in general admission; free for members and youth 18 and younger. Museum admission is free for everyone on June 6, which is a Free First Saturday.

Ÿ* Three new Summer Create-n-Takes:

- Single Flower Spotlight: Create a one-of-a-kind charm based on the beauty of a single flower. (North Building, level 7) More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Edible Plants Workshop

Occurs every day through June 13, 2015. Next Occurs on

Local foragers Graham Steinruck and Nick Martinez teach you how to identify and harvest edible plants in this drop-in workshop.

June 12 and 13, 2–5 pm

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Tea Blending Workshop

Occurs every day through September 4, 2015. Next Occurs on

Create your own tea blend and learn more about botanicals in this drop-in workshop with Shae Whitney, founder of DRAM Apothecary.

September 3 and 4, 11 am–2 pm

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Voice of the Plains

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm9:00pm.

Visit the mobile recording booth on the plaza to share your songs and stories about flowers and in exchange receive wildflower seed packets and paper flowers from Maureen Hearty, Gregory Hill and Nikki Pike of the bARTer collective and Sparky the Dog Records, a collective team of artists, musicians, writers, designers, educators, and thought provokers.

September 25, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Plant Your Wildflower

Occurs every day through August 12, 2015. Next Occurs on

Decorate a flower pot and plant a wildflower seed in this family-friendly, drop-in workshop with local art educator Ryan Mathews of the Blue Ribbon Arts Initiative.

August 11 and 12, 1-4 pm each day

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum

Blooming Clothing Workshop

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm9:15pm.

Learn how to sew floral appliques and embroideries with local fashion designers Jomar White and Rebecca Tischler in this daylong workshop.

July 31, 2-5 pm and 6:15-9:15 pm

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More